Happy New Year!!

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Sat, 12/21/2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Playing the opening tunes from most Grateful Dead New Year's shows.

In the realm of Grateful Dead fans, I believe a short list of the most revered phrases would include 'New Year's.'

Those runs feature some legendary shows, guests, song revivals and visual spectacles. Bill Graham's efforts in most of them were capped off by an astonishing float passing through the crowd just before midnight, when either the show would start (early years) or the second set (1979 and onward).

This show will feature the opening song from nearly every New Year's Eve show (but neither of the first two). I'm intentionally NOT playing the midnight song because Sugar Magnolia dominated this slot since 1978.

Ironically, Sugar Magnolia opened the one NYE show I saw (89-90), but that wasn't at midnight.

Episode Playlist

  • Time
    12:02
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    intro > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider
    Album
    12/31/69 - Boston Tea Party, Boston, MA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-12-31.sbd.miller.95420.sbeok.flac16
  • Time
    12:13
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    intro > Dancing in the Street
    Album
    12/31/71 - Winterland Arena
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    12:22
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Around & Around
    Album
    12/31/72 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-12-31.sbd.bertha-ashley.26559.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    12:31
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Promised Land
    Album
    12/31/76 - Cow Palace, Daly City, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-12-31.pre-fm-sbd.winters.18524.shnf
  • Time
    12:36
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    The Music Never Stopped
    Album
    12/31/77 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-12-31.sbd.purvis.tetzeli.fix-286.35291.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    12:44
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Sugar Magnolia
    Album
    12/31/78 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA
    Label
  • Time
    12:50
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Jack Straw
    Album
    12/31/79 - Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-12-31.mtx.tobin.126184.flac16
  • Time
    1:04
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Dire Wolf
    Album
    12/31/80 - Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-12-31.sbd.gorinsky.tetzeli.fix-6391.35083.reflac.flac16
  • Time
    1:07
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Alabama Getaway
    Album
    12/31/80
    Label
  • Time
    1:13
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Shakedown Street
    Album
    12/31/81 - Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd81-12-31.sbd.bertha-ashley.12784.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    1:28
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Cold Rain & Snow
    Album
    12-31-82 - Oakland Auditorium, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-12-31.sbd.walker-scotton.miller.105820.flac16
  • Time
    1:37
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Not Fade Away > Touch of Grey
    Album
    12-31-85 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-12-31.sbd.prefm.ashley-bertha.20006.sbeok.shnf
  • Time
    1:48
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    (Let the) Good Times (Roll)
    Album
    12-31-88 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-12-31.136731.pre-fm.GEMS.flac16
  • Time
    1:53
    Artist
    The Grateful Dead
    Song
    Hell in A Bucket
    Album
    12-31-90 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
    Label
    http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-12-31.sbd-satellitefeed.hall.1688.sbeok.shnf